So what is the big deal about magnesium and arthritis?
A study published in “Rheumatology” in 1979 compared the effects of choline magnesium trisalicylate, or CMT, with the effects of acetyl-salicylic acid–which is plain aspirin–on rheumatoid arthritis. CMT was found to have superior results, producing a greater reduction in swollen joints. CMT is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug containing magnesium.
The fact of the matter is that magnesium strengthens bones; maintains nerve and muscle function; regulates heart rhythm and blood sugar levels; and helps maintain joint cartilage.
Many studies, including the Framingham Heart Study, have found that eating foods high in magnesium and potassium increases bone density and may help prevent postmenopausal osteoporosis.
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition conducted one of many studies on magnesium that showed people who had a diet high in magnesium/took supplements had higher bone density, and overall stronger bones.
In other words, with this magnesium arthritis home remedy, the aim is to get enough magnesium through your diets or supplement.
While it is easy to get your magnesium through supplements it is wise to also go for natural sources if you can afford or access it.
Good Natural sources:
- Swiss Chards
- Black Beans
- Sesame Seeds